Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

We all have aspirations and the like; mine is to learn another language. I just can't seem to muster the time and the desire except when it is 3am and I have just finished watching The 400 Blows.
Instead of turning to Google or youtube for answers or even investing in those expensive courses by mail check out some of the library resources.

I discovered the MANGO Languages database!

Mango Languages is a immersion language learning database that the Library subscribes to. It allows you to select a variety of lessons in Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and Chinese.

This resource is provided to students, faculty, and staff without additional cost and I say put it to use! Werther you're like me and have those late night aspirations or you need to brush up before a round the world trip give it a try. Now I'm just waiting for them to add the Esperanto component.

ĝis la revido until next time

1 comment:

Circe said...

Wow, I can't believe I watched the whole thing! The whole banana! It's likely in part because he's so cute... I get what you you're saying about the ample desire and waning time to learn languages... feel that way myself.

Love the post/link pertaining to GMU speech language archive, too.

May need to tune in more often! Thanks!